Thursday, August 29, 2013

Success!! (MOJO308)

I'm back with another card for the new Mojo Monday sketch MOJO308.  This card is my favorite so far!  I had my idea super fast!  This sketch definitely got my mojo going!  :) I finished it Monday night after work (technically early Tuesday morning) but didn't get a chance to upload the picture and write this post until today.  

Here's my card:

Here is the sketch: 

I've never made a round or square card before.  I had to go with square because I don't have the right supplies to make a round card.  Which is fine by me!  I've never been a big fan of round cards.

Hope you like it!  Have a great day!  :)

P.S. I just noticed Michelle Gleeson entry #34 used the same stamp as her focal point!  I swear I didn't see her card first!  Great minds just think alike!  :) 

(All supplies used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: From My Heart stamp set (132007 wood & 126557 clear)
Ink: Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad (101406)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Smoky Slate (131202), Crushed Curry (131199), and Eastern Elegance DSP (130131)
Accessories: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (retired), Oval Framelits (129381), Bitty Butterfly Punch (Currently 15% off when bundled with Papillion Potpourri stamp set! Now through September 30th!), Dazzling Details (124117 -  used on the butterfly to make it sparkly), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Paper Snips (103579), Bone Folder (102300), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577), Largest pearl is a brad from The Paper Studio purchased at Hobby Lobby (I just cut off the prongs and used glue dots to adhere it to my card)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mojo Monday Sketch MOJO307

Hello again!  Thank you to everyone who took a moment to check out my last card!  I don't know what happened but there was a problem with the comments on my blog.  I had 3 people tell me they left comments but none of the comments showed up!  I did some research and I hope I fixed the problem.  So, if you stop by this week, please try to leave a comment!  I'd love to know what you think of my take on Mojo Monday sketch challenge #307.  

I had a bit of trouble coming up with an idea for this sketch and then I had an idea but couldn't figure out what paper to use or what images, etc., etc.  I worked on this card 3 or 4 different times last week and finally finished it last night!  I'm sure part of my problem was I didn't feel very good all week.  It's a bad time of year for my allergies and boy did I have a tough week!  Today is the last day to post a picture of my card on the Mojo Monday website.  I'm so glad I finished in time!

Here is the sketch: 

Here is my card (click to enlarge): 

I absolutely LOVE this card!!  I love Halloween and I think this card is sooo cute!  :)  It's hard to tell but the little mummy guy is popped up on dimensionals and his eye is a wiggly eye!  Anyone who's familiar with Stampin' Up probably remembers this set from last year's holiday catalog and the googly eyes to go with it!  Even though this card was a struggle for me I had a lot of fun making it.  I hope you like it! 

Have a great week and hopefully I'll "see" you later this week with a card for the next challenge!  :)

If anyone would like to order from me please email me at and I will be happy to help!  If I start getting orders regularly then I will re-activate my Stampin' Up! website. 

(All supplies used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: Mixed Medley (retired hostess set, I used the spiderweb), Googly Ghouls (retired)
Ink: Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad (101406), Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (101731)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Rich Razzleberry (115316), and various retired Halloween DSP packs
Accessories: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch (120906), Circle Scissor Plus (Currently on Clearance Rack for 1/2 off! - 112530), Glass Mat 13 X 13 (Also on Clearance for 1/2 off! - 112531), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Paper Snips (103579), Bone Folder (102300), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Halloween 3-D stickers (by K&Company) 

Friday, August 16, 2013

My plunge into the blogging world with an entry for Mojo Monday # MOJO306

Hello Internet World!  This is my first blog and my very first blog post.  I'm not really sure what I'm doing so please bear with me!  :)  I am currently a Stampin' Up! demonstrator but so far only as a hobbyist.  I would love to be able to grow my business but mostly I just want to share my creativity with the papercrafting world!

I read a lot of the awesome blogs out there which is what inspired me to create this blog.  I am excited and also very nervous!  :)

I'm fairly new to papercrafting and most of what I create is a CASE of someone else's fabulous work!  Pretty much everything I've learned was through the lovely ladies online who are kind enough to share their creativity with us! I just started using sketches to create cards and so far I've used 3 sketches.

Let's get started with the 3rd sketch I used which is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch for this week MOJO306.  If anyone actually reads this blog please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take:

I've never made a card like this before but I really like it!  :)  The supplies I used are all Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.  Thanks for looking!  



  • Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), & Smoky Slate (131202) Cardstock
  • Purple polka dot DSP and purple flower are from The Paper Studio brand at Hobby Lobby
  • From My Heart stamp set (132007 wood & 126557 clear)
  • Labels Collection Framelits (125598)
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399)
  • Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad (101406)